Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Cupcake

Remember that Adam L's birthday was just a few days ago? And we promised to share our beer cupcake receipe with you? Well today's the day!

We thought the perfect way to celebrate Aj's birthday was by making him Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Cupcakes with Beer Frosting.

Are you needing to make beer cupcakes to celebrate someone or something? Here's what you what to do:

I used this beer cake recipe-
1 yellow cake mix
1 box vanilla pudding
1 cup beer (I used Pabst Blue Ribbon)

1/4 vegetable oil
4 eggs
Mix all ingredients. Pour into cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners.

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes (check with a toothpick for done-ness)

Before frosting, I poked each cupcake several times with a fork and basted a little more beer on the top of the cupcake with a basting brush (saw that tip here).

And then for the frosting, I used this beer frosting recipe at Yummly.

1/2 cup softened butter
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (divided)
1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup beer (divided, again I used PBR) 
Mix butter, half of the sugar, cocoa, salt and half of the beer. After mixing well, add in the rest of the sugar and the rest of the beer. Pipe onto PBR cupcakes with a frosting bag.

Top with blue ribbon toppers and you have yourself the perfect birthday treat for any beer lover out there.

What do you think? Do foresee making these in the future? Any variations on it you can think of?



  1. How cute! How much beer taste is there? Such a cute creation for a beer lover - you are right!

    Thank you for linking up with me last week at Drab to Fab!

    Come on back by and share more of what you have been doing :)

    Have a great one!

    Amy@Sugar and Spice

    1. Thanks, Amy! The flavor depends on who you ask, the beer lover, or the rest of us. I would not classify myself in the beer lover category and I thought it was just enough of the flavor to tell that they weren't just regular cupcakes. Of course, the actual alcohol content bakes off. For less flavor, you could probably skip the basting...